PRESIDENTIAL frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr.’s candidacy sustained its upward trajectory as his voter preference climbed to 64%, according to the latest Laylo Research pre-election survey results.
The results show Marcos gaining three percentage points from his March performance of 61%, putting him 43 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival.
Trailing Marcos from a very distant second place is Leni Robredo, who garnered 21% voter preference, followed by Isko Domagoso and Sen. Manny Pacquiao, who are tied for third place with 5% each, and Sen. Ping Lacson in fourth place with 2%.
The national survey of 3,000 likely voters was conducted from April 14 to 20, 2022.
With less than two weeks before the elections, Marcos’ surging poll numbers make it very likely for him to breach the 70% voter preference mark in the succeeding editions of the survey.
Marcos also continues to dominate in all the major voting areas with 62% voter preference in the National Capital Region (NCR), 80% in North Central Luzon (NCL), 46% in South Luzon (SL) & Bicol, 57% in the Visayas (VIS), and 75% in Mindanao.
The Laylo survey results reinforced the observations made by political pundits that Marcos’ numbers are continuing to firm up as elections near.
This means that majority of his [Marcos’] voters have made up their minds and are not likely to switch despite the barrage of negative propaganda directed against their candidate.
Similarly, in the survey results released by PUBLiCUS Asia yesterday, Marcos’ firm voters rose by 10%, from 70% in February to 80% this April.
PUBLiCUS Asia’s chief data scientist Dr. David B. Yap, Jr., said the increase in vote firmness means that voters become more committed to their chosen candidate.
Dr. Yap also commented that the withdrawal of any candidate proposed during the Easter Sunday press conference would not influence the survey rankings as none of the remaining hopefuls would see significant changes in their numbers.